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The Beach Boys Announce Dates for Extensive Reunion Tour

Trek kicks off April 24th in Tucson, Arizona

February 15, 2012 3:25 PM ET

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The Beach Boys backstage at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
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The Beach Boys have announced tour dates for an extensive reunion tour. It kicks off April 24th in Tucson, Arizona, and wraps up August 7th in Lokeren, Belgium - though more dates will likely be added. The tour will hit a large number of outdoor amphitheaters, casinos, indoor theaters as well Jazz Fest and Bonnaroo. The group made their first appearance this past weekend at The Grammy Awards. They performed "Good Vibrations" along with Maroon 5 and Foster The People.

The Beach Boys split apart in the late 1990s, shortly after the death of Carl Wilson. Mike Love and Bruce Johnston continued to tour under the Beach Boys name, while Brian Wilson toured solo and Al Jardine hit the road with the Endless Summer Band. During much of this time relations within the band were extremely poor. Lawsuits flew between various members, and bitter words were spoken in the press. Things began to thaw in 2006 when Al Jardine briefly toured with Brian Wilson on his Pet Sounds tour, and that same year the surviving members of the band posed for photos together on the rooftop of Capitol Records. In February of 2011, Jardine put aside his differences with Mike Love and performed with his line-up of the Beach Boys at the Ronald Reagan Library.

Rumors of a reunion tour of the surviving members of the original line-up have been circulating for years, but nothing was confirmed until last December when the band announced plans for a reunion tour and new album. "We haven't played together in a long time," Jardine said in a statement. "The fans are going to want to hear the hits. But there should also be lesser-known ones that are so important."

This exact line-up of the Beach Boys has never performed together in the past. It will include Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, Mike Love and early guitarist David Marks, who left the group in 1963 when he was just 15. 

4/24 Tucson, AZ - Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater 

4/26 Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre 

4/27 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 

4/28 Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheater 

4/29 Raleigh, NC - Raleigh Amphitheater 

5/2 St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheater 

5/4 Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 

5/5 Tampa, FL - Stratz Center for the Performing Arts 

5/8 New York, NY - Beacon Theater 

5/9 New York, NY - Beacon Theater 

5/11 Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Hall 

5/12 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena 

5/13 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena 

5/15 White Plains, NY - Westchester County Center 

5/17 Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Events Center 

5/19 Atlantic City, NJ - The Borgata Hotel Casino 

5/21 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre 

5/27 Las Vegas, NV - Red Rock Casino 

6/1 Berkeley, CA - The Greek Theatre

6/2 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl 

6/8 The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 

6/10 Manchester, TN - Bonaroo Music and Arts Festival 

6/13 Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center 

6/15 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion 

6/16 Camden, NJ - Susquahanna Bank Center 

6/17 Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 

6/22 Bangor, ME - Waterfront Park

6/23 Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center 

6/26 Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion 

6/29 Darien Lakes, NY - Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center 

6/30 Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre 

7/1 Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheater 

7/3 Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 

7/10 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre 

7/13 Woodinville, WA - Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery 

7/14 Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Amphitheater 

7/15 Stateline, NV - Harvey's Lake Tahoe Amphitheater 

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